USA TODAY- A charter bus carrying family members of the late Martin Luther King Jr. was involved in a minor car accident Wednesday, shortly after observances for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, according to published reports and a source close to the family.
A van ran a red light near Washington's Tidal Basin and this forced the bus driver to slam on the brakes, TMZ reported.
In photos published on the TMZ and Global Grind websites, the company name Shore Motor Coach is seen printed on the side of the bus. But no one could be reached Wednesday evening at the 11-year-old family-owned company based in Linthicum, Md.
No one was hurt, the King family source said, although CNN reported a person in the car was injured and taken to a hospital.
Christine King Farris, King's 85-year-old sister, and Naomi King, sister-in-law of the civil rights leader, were among those on the bus, the source said. So was reality TV personality Omarosa, according to published reports. At about 6:30 p.m., Manigault tweeted, "Yikes just got banged up a lil bit on bus-I am ok! #HitMyHead ouch."
She told CNN that family members who had been on board had just laid a wreath at the King memorial on the Mall.
"We were very afraid," Manigault told CNN. "There were children on the bus, seniors and everything. Everybody was thrown out of their seats.
Neither Washington's Metropolitan Police Department nor the U.S. Park Police would confirm the accident took place.
Written By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY